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Chionanthus virginica - Plant

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Chionanthus virginicus, commonly called fringetree, is a deciduous, Missouri native shrub or small tree with a spreading, rounded habit that typically grows 12-20' tall

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About Chionanthus virginica

Chionanthus virginicus is a tree native to the savannas and lowlands of the southeastern United States, from New Jersey south to Florida, and west to Oklahoma and Texas.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name fringe tree
Maximum Reachable Height 12.00 to 20.00 feet
Flower Colour white/purple
Bloom Time May to June
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Wrap the end of the cutting in wet paper towels and place it in a plastic bag. If you are not going to use the cutting right away, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to place it in the growing medium.

Chionanthus virginica care

Cut the end of a branch, 4 to 6 inches long, in the early morning. Choose a branch that snaps easily and has older, larger leaves at the tip and smaller, new leaves further down the stem. Choose a branch with no flowers. May, June or July are the best times to take softwood cuttings.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature -10C (14F)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Chionanthus virginica special feature

Grow in groups or as specimens in lawns or in shrub or woodland borders. Also may be used in native plant gardens or near streams or ponds. Can be spectacular in full bloom.

Chionanthus virginica uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • tincture to treat jaundice

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Chionanthus virginica ?

Chionanthus virginica is commonly known as fringe tree

How tall do Chionanthus virginica grow?

On average Chionanthus virginica grows 12.00 to 20.00 feet

What color are Chionanthus virginica ?

A Chionanthus virginica plant bears flowers of color white/purple

When Chionanthus virginica blooms?

With enough light, Chionanthus virginica may produce white/purple flowers in May to June

How hard is Chionanthus virginica to grow?

A Chionanthus virginica is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Chionanthus virginica need?

A Chionanthus virginica prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Chionanthus virginica need?

A Chionanthus virginica prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Chionanthus virginica need?

A Chionanthus virginica prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Chionanthus virginica like?

A Chionanthus virginica prefers -10C (14F)

How often should I fertilize my Chionanthus virginica ?

To encourage Chionanthus virginica growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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